Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Restaurant research-Cracker Barrel

I've been doing some restaurant research here (besides what Feingold sends out) and got a letter back from the Cracker Barrel main office today. Thought I'd post it. I've heard rumors that their chicken and dumplings are ok as well as some plain veggies (I'm going to ask about those green and lima beans that have TBHQ, maybe it's in the sauce) or eggs fried in butter in a clean pan.
Supposedly their bacon is an ok brand (but we don't do nitrates, causes whineys in one daughter big time)
And, ask if their mashed potatoes are just fresh potatoes, whole milk, and butter-rumors are that they usually are.


Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with all of us here at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. We're always pleased to hear from our guests.

Thank you for your interest in dining with us. Our menu offers a wide variety of foods. Most of our menu offerings will meet your family’s dietary requirements as outlined by the Feingold Program. There are a few items, however, that do contain one or more of the additives you asked about. The information for these items is provided below:

Vanillin: Hot Fudge Topping – shakes, sundaes, chocolate cobbler

Aspartame: Diet Root Beer, Diet Orange & Cream Soda, Diet Coke, NSA Apple Pie

BHT: Country Fried Shrimp

TBHQ: Pancake Batter

BHA: Pastry Dough – NSA Apple Pie, Fruit Cobblers, Apple Dumpling, Chicken Pot Pie, Orange & Cream Soda, Cornbread & Cornbread Dressing, Green Beans, Lima Beans

Artificial Colors: Orange & Cream Soda, Peach Cobbler & Peach Fruit Topping, Cherry Cobbler & Cherry Fruit Topping, Strawberry Syrup Topping – shakes & sundaes, Pickles, Biscuit, Steak – marinade, Grilled Chicken Tenders – marinade, Honey Mustard Salad Dressing – regular & fat free, Italian Salad Dressing – reduced calorie & fat free

We look forward to seeing you in one of our locations again soon.


Sylvia Harper
Guests Relations Representative
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.

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